Category Archives: University of Toronto

U of T Lab Retrofit “An Historic Investment In Canadian Science And Innovation”

Toronto, ON –  In what University of Toronto President Meric Gertler called “an historic investment in Canadian science and innovation,” the federal and provincial governments are joining with the university to provide almost $190 million to upgrade almost half of … Continue reading

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UofT’s Creative Destruction Lab Accepting Applications from Technology and Machine Learning Ventures

Toronto, ON – The Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management is the world’s premier seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based ventures. The Lab is now accepting applications from ventures to be part of its fifth … Continue reading

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Higher-income students have an edge when it comes to working memory

Toronto, ON – University of Toronto and MIT researchers have discovered important differences between lower and higher-income children in their ability to use “working memory,” a key brain function responsible for everything from remembering a phone number to doing math … Continue reading

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“Perfect storm” brought sea louse epidemic to BC salmon: University of Toronto study

Toronto, ON – High ocean temperatures and poor timing of parasite management likely led to an epidemic of sea lice in 2015 throughout salmon farms in British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Strait, a University of Toronto-led study has found. The sea lice … Continue reading

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X Marks the Spot at the Centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

Toronto, ON – Two astronomers — with the help of Twitter — have uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies within the central bulge of the Milky Way Galaxy. Previous computer models, observations of … Continue reading

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Behavioural scientists help Ontario save money through more online licence plate renewals: first-of-its kind Rotman collaboration

Toronto, ON – As tedious as waiting in a government services line-up can be, that’s what most people do, despite having the option of getting their business done online. In Ontario, only about 10 per cent of vehicle owners do their … Continue reading

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How does water behave in space? U of T Engineering researchers aim to solve longstanding mystery

Toronto, ON – U of T Engineering researchers are launching an experiment that aims to solve the longstanding myster of how water behaves in space. Their experiment will launch at 12:45 am on Monday, July 18 aboard SpaceX CRS-9 from Cape … Continue reading

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Business Executives Receive Appointments at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – Three seasoned executives with experience as entrepreneurs and in the financial services sector have received appointments at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Mitchell Goldhar and David Scrymgeour have been appointed as Adjunct Professors while Jun … Continue reading

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Warm Jupiters not as Lonely as Expected

Toronto, ON – After analyzing four years of Kepler space telescope observations, astronomers from the University of Toronto have given us our clearest understanding yet of a class of exoplanets called “Warm Jupiters”, showing that many have unexpected planetary companions. The … Continue reading

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Massive open-access database on human cultures created

Toronto, ON – An international team of researchers has developed a website at d-place.org to help answer long-standing questions about the forces that shaped human cultural diversity. D-PLACE – the Database of Places, Language, Culture and Environment – is an … Continue reading

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